Warrants have been issued for the arrest of two Linton men suspected of stealing a Nintendo Wii U gaming system from WalMart.
Jayce E. Troup and Harley J. Shields are both wanted on a preliminary charge of theft, a class D felony.
The incident occurred on Dec. 28 and was recorded on the store's video surveillance system. The next day when the store's asset protection personnel contacted the police, a Linton officer recognized the men in the video.
An affidavit prepared by Linton Police Officer Chad Crynes stated the video shows both men in the automotive section of the store, then shows Troup carrying a black-colored box for the gaming system valued around $350. Store personnel said they recovered the box, empty.
Troup allegedly opened the box and put the system under his shirt and Shields allegedly put the charger for the system down the front of his pants, then they left the store without paying for the system.
Officer Crynes made contact with Shields and was able to speak with him. The officer attempted to contact Troup but said he was unsuccessful and a family member said they didn't know where he was or how to get hold of him.
Criminal cases were filed against the two men on Wednesday and warrants were issued the same day.
In Troup's case, bond will be set at $4,000, cash only, with no ten percent allowed. In Shields' case, bond will be set at $4,000 with ten percent allowed.